Microsoft Updates HIPAA Rules for Their Cloud Agreement

The rules have been updated causing Cloud service providers to take notice. The new HIPAA security regulations now define them as "business associates" of HIPAA-covered entities such as healthcare providers and health plans. As such, Microsoft has announced an updated business associate agreement (BAA) for its cloud services that reflects the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule governing data security. Last week, Box, which offers another cloud storage and information sharing platform, made a similar announcement, claiming that its compliance with the latest HIPAA regs distinguishes it from most of its competitors. Read the full story here.



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